Should migrant workers be allowed to cook Penang street food? Anwar Fazal answers this question beautifully and expresses so eloquently my own gut feelings on the subject. As the street food capital of the world(!), Penang should also have...
Tunglang moves from describing authentic street food to talking about authentic forms of worship. From the way he describes it, it's not such a great leap, as we might think. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLLMzr3PFgk&w=470&h=286] Time has changed many things, many perceptions, many...
An unusual two-part tribute to Penang street food by Stanley Yu, who is originally from Hong Kong but now lives in London. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fadelHXJcM4?rel=0&w=470&h=269] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb1-C62dvoE?rel=0&w=470&h=269] Notice, he largely avoided the upmarket 'touristy' food courts and found street food at its...
Entering the Great World Park of Penang or Tua Seh Kai was like being teleported into a dreamy entertainment world, the stuff of fantasy and gastronomical delights, recalls tunglang. This was definitely a happy world of nightly entertainment for...
I am not sure what is so 'heritage' about this 'mothership', which has parked itself at one side of the plans for the Penang Heritage Square near Komtar. And I don't think full-grown trees can be cultivated on a...
Bangkok and Singapore are ahead of Penang in terms of street food, if the folks at virtualtourist.com are to be believed. What do you think? Check out the rankings here, as reported by Reuters. If you are a...
A Guardian correspondent thinks George Town has "the best street food in Asia", while Granta, a magazine founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University, regards Penang as "The Island of Hawkers". The Guardian: 10 of the...
Tunglang takes us on a gastronomical adventure at his favourite hokkien mee haunt in Penang. Inner city George Town has barely awakened, the sun barely rising above the maze of heritage terracotta rooftops. With a hunch of a...
This is a little post to keep alive the idea for a museum to create greater appreciation for the culinary heritage of the streets of Penang. More photos from the exhibition in Germany at the Bustler.net site. You might also...
Update (2 August): What is this huge (five-storey?) building in this plan? (It reminds me of the aborted 'airport terminal' building for the Penang Hill Railway.) Something to keep the developers/contractors happy? Do we need yet another 'iconic' building...

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